NEH in the News
The NEH has granted $799,953 in grants to organizations based in the state of Oregon; two grants will go to the University of Oregon and one grant each was awarded to the Washington County Historical Society and Museum, Oregon Humanities council, and the Japanese Garden Society of Oregon, from the Oregonian.
Ripon College Associate Professor of History Brian Bockelman has received an NEH fellowship to support his research and writing on the history of Buenos Aires, Argentina, from the Oshkosh Northwestern.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has launched a new ‘Public Scholar’ awards program to encourage the publication of nonfiction books that combine rigorous humanities scholarship with subjects of mass public interest and appeal. The program is open to both independent scholars and individuals affiliated with scholarly institutions and offers a maximum stipend of $50,400 for a one year period, from the University Herald.
The Historical Atlas of Maine, a work that covers all aspects of Maine’s history and geography for the last 13,000 years, will be published in December after fifteen years of work by University of Maine researchers. The 208-page work contains 367 original maps, 112 original charts, and 248 images in addition to text covering the history of Native and European settlement, the American Revolution, agriculture and industrial development, and tourism in the state. The atlas was funded by the Maine Legislature in 1999 and received an NEH grant to continue work in 2003, from the Penobscot Bay Pilot.
The University of Cambridge has published 12,000 pages of Darwin’s handwritten work regarding his theory of evolution online as part of the university’s Darwin Manuscripts Project. The project won early support with seed money from the NEH and NSF, from the Cambridge Student.
Sioux Falls, SD will be hosting its first meeting of veterans participating in the NEH-supported “Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War” initiative on November 20 at the Oak View Branch Library. The meetings are designed to encourage and teach veterans in documenting their war experiences and will continue through March. At the end of the initiative, these veterans’ stories will be compiled and published, from the Argus Leader.
The Baltimore Museum of Art will be reopening its Merrick Historic Entrance and the Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing on November 23 after extensive renovations funded in part by the NEH. Returning to display will be the BAM’s collection of American art and objects, most dating from 1760 to 1960, from Art Fix Daily.